Students of Color of Rackham


SCOR Weekly Newsletter

Students of Color of Rackham Newsletter


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Check out our upcoming events and announcements!                                 



Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities

  1. SCOR 2015-16 Executive Board: Call for Applications - Deadline: Saturday, March 21, 2015

  2. SCOR Diversity & Social Justice Symposium - Friday,  March 27, 2015, 9-4 pm - Rackham Amphitheatre

  3. Post-Symposium Happy Hour - Friday, March 27, 2015, 7-9 pm - Habana Cellar Lounge

  4. SCOR Symposium Gala - Saturday, March 28, 2015, 6:30 pm - Jack Roth Stadium Club

Upcoming events on campus:

  1. Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs presents Arab Heritage Month - Events continuing Thursday, March 19, 2015

  2. The Center for Campus Involvement presents “Change Our World” - Wednesday, March 18 - Thursday, March 19, 2015

  3. Teach-In +50: End the War Against the Planet - Friday, March 27 - Saturday, March 28, 2015

  4. Make Your Mark with Bloomberg Information Session - Monday, March 30, 2015, 3-5 pm - RSVP by Monday, March 23, 2015

  5. 2015 CEW Mullin Welch Lecture - Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5 pm

Other Opportunities:

  1. Wake the Town and Tell  the PeopleThesis Exhibition - Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6-9 pm

  2. Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) Resident Position - Application Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2015

  3. Congressional Budget Office Financial Economist - Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  4. Minority Senior Scholarship Program - Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015

  5. Sister Friends Support Group, Every Monday, 2 pm

SCOR 2015-16 Executive Board: Call for Applications

Greetings SCOR Members,

It has been my great pleasure to serve as your SCOR President this year! We have had numerous events and activities to build community among graduate students of color. I hope that you have enjoyed our monthly socials, critical conversations about police brutality with the Black Student Union and Central Student government, public forum with the university regents along with the Rackham Student Government, viewing the movie, Dear White People, followed by a much needed discussion, and meeting several university guests including Alice Walker and Marc Lamont Hill. I'm extremely thankful for the opportunity to lead you all for this year, and cannot wait to celebrate the culmination of our activities at this year's SCOR Symposium and Formal Gala (please retrieve your tickets here: SCOR 25th Symposium 2015

The time has come for our current executive board to pass the torch to another group of excited, passionate, engaged scholars, and we would like to invite all of you to consider applying for a position on the executive board for the 2015-2016 academic year!Serving on our board provides a great opportunity to develop your leadership, team-building, communication, and facilitation skills (in addition to meeting some great individuals across campus and shaping the education experiences of graduate students at UM!). It would be our honor if you would complete our short application for a position (click here). Please apply by Saturday, March 21.

We have compiled a list of our current position descriptions (subject to modification) and qualities that we believe will be necessary to carry out the duties of the position. If you did not receive an e-mail from us and you are interested, please e-mail us at We will send you a copy of the current position descriptions. Please review these carefully as you make your decision to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you, and hope that you will apply!

We hope that you had a restful break. Have a great week and Go Blue!

Courtney McCluney

President, Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) Executive Board  2014-15

25th Annual SCOR Diversity & Social Justice Symposium


Join us for our 25th Annual Diversity and Social Justice Symposium.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided (please RSVP)

Lightning Rounds on Student Activism facilitated by Michigan Alumni.

Student Activist and Faculty Research Panelists.

Keynote address by Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was recently named by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.

Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for academic innovation and inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past six years ranked UMBC the #1 “Up and Coming” university in the nation.

Register here. Please note, anyone attending the symposium during lunch MUST RSVP. Deadline to register is Monday, March 23, 2015.

Post-Symposium Happy Hour

Join us after the symposium to celebrate our 25th annual student-led symposium. We have the space available to our guests all night so stay as long as you would like.

Refreshments will  be served.

SCOR Diversity & Social Justice Symposium Gala

25 is a big year and we want to celebrate SCOR's endeavors with all of you!

Join us at the BIG HOUSE (Michigan Stadium) in the Jack Roth Stadium Club for an unforgettable event.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Hors d'oeuvres and a buffet style dinner will be served. Everyone will have an opportunity to take pictures on the football field. We will have a photobooth and sounds provided by Michigan Alumni DJ Graffiti! Don't miss this monumental event!

All intended guests MUST RSVP here. Deadline to register is Monday, March 23, 2015.

The Center for Campus Involvement presents “Change Our World”

This 4-day event is geared to start the conversation among classmates, friends, student organizations and the like about how one can make an impact within the UM community, Ann Arbor, the state of Michigan, and the world.  Any action, big or small, can begin and continue the ripple effect of positive works within our community.  Join us to be inspired by acts of kindness and genuine passions, and to explore and discuss how YOU can work towards positive change beginning March 16th through March 19th!

Detailed Information for remaining events are as follows:

Wednesday, March 18th: Hidden Leaders and Best - a TED Talk style event featuring amazing UM students and student organizations who are helping to change our world!  

Features Include: Solar Spring Break UM, Food Recover Network at UM, and The Detroit Partnership. Doors open at 6:30pm, talks begin at 7pm in the Rogel Ballroom of the Union. *Food Provided*

Thursday, March 19th: Pledge for Change and Touching Strangers Project Exhibition from 11am-3pm in the Willis Ward Lounge of the Union.  Join us to make your pledge for making a positive difference in our world.  Also, stick around to check out an awesome photo project that brought together perfect strangers on our campus who left each other with more understanding!

Questions about the event?  Please contact myself Karla Talley (  For more information, please visit!

Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs presents Arab Heritage Month

Teach-In + 50: End the War Against the Planet

The subject of this teach in will be “From the war against Vietnam to the war against the planet” and will focus on the problems of global climate change as well as commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first ever teach-in that occurred here on campus in 1965.  There will be four panels to take place on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 in Angell Hall.  Speakers from across the nation will converge on Ann Arbor to celebrate and educate. Check out our promotional video. Additional information can be found on our event website

Make Your Mark with Bloomberg

Bloomberg, a financial software, data and media company headquartered in New York City, is inviting students to attend an Information Session, where they will share information on their internship opportunities and permanent positions

All majors and class years are welcomed. Students are encouraged to bring their resume and "A" game. Business attire.

Make Your Mark With Bloomberg Information Session

Monday, March 30, 2015

3-5 pm

Alumni Center

RSVP by March 23

This opportunity is being coordinated and hosted by the LEAD Scholars program of the Alumni Association.

2015 CEW Mullin Welch Lecture

This year's guest lecturer is Michel Martin, an American journalist and correspondent for NPR and ABC News.


When:  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Where: Hussey Room, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.

A reception will follow the lecture. 

Free and open to the public but registration is requested.

Michel Martin is an American Journalist and Correspondent for NPR and ABC News. Martin came to NPR in 2006 and launched Tell Me More, a one-hour daily NPR news and talk show that aired on NPR stations nationwide from 2007-2014. She has spent more than 25 years as a journalist-first in print with major newspapers and then in television. Martin has also served as contributor and substitute host for NPR news magazines and talk shows, including Talk of the Nation and News & Notes.

The CEW Mullin Welch Series was established in 1989 by Frances Daseler and Marjorie Jackson in memory of their sister Elizabeth Charlotte Mullin Welch, bringing to campus lecturers who exemplify Elizabeth's characteristics: creativity, strength of character and expansive vision.

The 2015 Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change will be presented before the lecture. This year's recipients are Sandra Gregerman, Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and Edward Goldman, Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

"Wake the Town and Tell the People" Thesis Exhibition

Wake the Town and Tell the People is an art exhibition that explores postcolonial identity as a liquid identity, one in a constant state of flux co-existing in multiple locations. In this MFA thesis exhibition the viewer will encounter an installation comprised of drawings, photographs and sound sculptures. Taken in its entirety the show seeks to ask the following question: How has identity, sense of placelessness, or presence been altered by dislocation?


Opening Reception: Thursday, March 19, 6 - 9 pm

Russell Industrial Center - 1600 Clay Street, Detroit, MI 48211

Future Public Health Leaders Program Summer Position

Job Description: Residential Life Leader

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a CDC funded program, designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is a 10-week residential summer program that runs May 26 thru July 31, 2015. FPHLP incorporates a multi-prong curriculum that integrates both real-world field experience and seminars and workshops designed to introduce students to public health careers.

FPHLP is seeking a residential life leader to plan and supervise residential life activities in the evenings and on weekends for forty (40) undergraduate students.  The residential life leader will be responsible for day-to-day guidance of the group, primarily in the mornings, evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities will include assisting with administrative tasks for the program, plan activities for evening and weekend activities for the students, and assist with coordinating students’ transportation to public health sites including distributing and collecting vehicle keys. The residential life leader will meet weekly with key program staff to discuss issues of concern and work together to develop solutions.  An orientation/training session is mandatory for the position.  

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with supervision and leadership, strongly desired

  • Graduate student preferred

  • Experience in residential life

  • Experience with conflict resolution and negotiation

Estimated Start date: May 18, 2015

Estimated End date: August 7, 2015

Estimated Hourly Rate: $14-$16/hr


Please email a cover letter and resume to:

Dana Thomas, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109,

For more information visit the FPHLP website at

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Financial Economist Position

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analyses to the Congress. The Financial Analysis Division, with a staff of seven, has a highly collaborative and dynamic working environment. The division is seeking talented candidates for a position that involves conducting analyses to evaluate the costs of federal financial activities and contributing to CBO's recurring projections for the economy and the budget. A focus of the division's work is to evaluate the costs, risks, and economic and budgetary consequences of a wide range of federal financial obligations, including loans and loan guarantees, deposit insurance, pension guarantees, and mortgage guarantees. The division also contributes to the agency's macroeconomic forecasts of interest rates and other financial variables.

Analysts in the division prepare written studies and testimony, provide information to Congressional committee staff, and advise others throughout CBO regarding financial institutions, financial markets, and valuation methodologies. Analysts also have the opportunity to conduct original research and to publish their work in professional journals.

Apply online by Tuesday, March 31 to ensure consideration at CBO may consider US citizens and noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US seeking citizenship for employment.

Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP)

The  Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP) at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC will expose medical students from minorities underrepresented in medicine to careers in academic pediatrics. We offer a one month clinical rotation at Children’s National, networking opportunities, community child health experience, and individual mentorship from our faculty and pediatric residents.  We provide a stipend and waive the elective application fee.  Additional funds are available to help students offset the cost of travel and housing.

Program and application information is available at Applications are due by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Please contact Aisha Davis at  with any questions.

Sister Friends Support Group

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